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    Question SAHM's how do you do it...?

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    how do you stay at home all day w/ a young child and still stay sane...i was at home for a month and almost went crazy....we are in a new place and i had almost no adult interaction other then DH....now i may be a SAHM again and i just want to know how you do it without going and ....

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    I have only been a stay at home mom since this year. Mine are now 8 & 6 1/2 and I still go crazy sometimes! Especially right now and over the summer when they are out of school. I have gotten to know other SAHM that have kids the same ages as mine. We go and take the kids to lunch or go do something with all the kids out of the house that way we get some adult interaction. Also DH and I always spend about an hour together at least after the kids go to bed so I can talk about my crazy day. Sometimes he just lets me vent because he knows that is the only way I will stay sane!
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    I love knowing they'll remember mommy always being there. I really mean always, too. I'm up their butts. lol

    I have my days where it is extremely hard. I stayed home with Breanna for 15 months and then was in school for 2 1/2 years. I've been at home again for a little over 3 years. I'm itching to go back. I looked for a job when we got here but we couldn't afford day care for 2 kids. Well, all of what I would have made would have went towards that and gas money. It wasn't worth it to me. And now that we have another baby we really can't afford it. We would actually pay for me to work.

    I try to stay as busy as possible. I do errands which helps wear them out and when we get home they take a nap. Or, as in you saw at the mall, they take a nap while I'm running the errands and then they are in a good mood when we get back home. That makes the day easier; when they are in a good mood. Breanna is the one that wears me out the most. She is in the stage, well at least I hope it is a stage but I doubt it, where she argues over every little thing. Since she has been on break what helps is getting her and Johnny to lay down at the same time to take a nap. Getting that bit of quiet helps renew me. Also keeping them busy is key, too. Getting them to color, read, help me clean (they actaully want to which I think is funny), stuff like that.
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    I always go out after cleaning house and spending the morning at home doing my at home work with friends here. I found a play group that meets and we all hang out a couple days a week. Helps me get adult interaction and stay with my son. Also next month I start school so that will be nice to get some interaction with adults as well as staying home with him
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    Up until recently, I stayed home with my kids exclusively & did so for many years...about 8. One thing that helped me tremendously was to be actively involved with playgroups. I was a member of MOPS & a few other playgroups. They can be wonderful & beneficial not only to you but to the kids as well. We always did something with one of the groups atleast once or more a week! I was able to get adult conversations while my kids were able to be with others. I started attending when DS was very little & continued until DD started kinder this year. And even now that they are both in school & I work, we are still involved with a couple. We don't attend as much as we used to but they are still a blessing.

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    Being a SAHM, I actually have more time to socialize with my other friends who are SAHMs. When living in Hawaii, I went to playgroups AT least once a week, or to coffee meets at Starbucks or wherever. I'm actually going to miss socializing anytime I want, when I go back to work...
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    I take the kids on outings, I am going back to school, I talk to peeps on line, I join mommy groups, and my parents watch the kids once a month for me to go out.
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    Even when I was single with my first son...now 14 I stayed home. I did home daycare. I have been fortunate to stay at home for the most part ever since...doing daycare 10yrs, then started going back to school and working fulltime once my middle son was in school. Then DH and I met and had a baby and decided it was best for me to stay home since he was going to be gone alot. I do miss adult interaction, but ive found lots of SAHM now and have been watching Anthony, after he moves I plan on just taking that time for me and the kids. I love it and know one day my kids will be happy knowing mommy stayed home when they needed it.
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    We don't stay in the house.

    I go out with friends, go shopping (a lot), go out to eat, take walks, go to the beach etc. I love being here for my DD.
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    I couldnt have it any other way.
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